Making the most of meetings

Meetings are necessary, but they don't have to be a necessary evil. Here's some sound advice on how to make meetings matter. This advice comes from LinkedIn via Ben Baran, Ph.D., SPHR. Baran says, "...
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Here’s to the innovators!

Have you seen this Fast Company list? We're not surprised to see Facebook, Uber, Netflix and Amazon in the Top 10 of "The Most Innovative Companies of 2016." But Taco Bell? Check out why they deserve...
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The surprising benefits of slacking off one hour a day

Ben Franklin -- Founding Father, inventor, statesman, diplomat -- knew the value of taking a break each day. Adding slack to our day allows us to: 1. Plan your learning. Think carefully about what...
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Creative ways to keep it quiet (and boost productivity)

We love these creative ways to minimize noise in the office (and boost productivity). One way is to permit employees a choice of spaces depending on what work they're doing at any given time....
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Guts + resilience + initiative + tenacity = Grit (And it’s a key ingredient for success)

Robin Koval, co- author of the new book “Grit to Great,” says resilience is one of their four ingredients (along with guts, initiative and tenacity) that make up grit — and lead to...
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The science behind why some bosses bully … even their top employees

Harvard Business Review on why some bosses bully even their best performers: " ... our earlier research shows that poor performers are likely to be the victims of bully bosses, our current research...
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How to really unplug during your summer vacation

Summertime means vacation. And vacation used to mean getting away -- really away -- from work. (And coming back refreshed and recharged.) But our devices make it tough to really disengage when we're...
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Starting your career? Weigh the pros and cons of working for a global brand

Where should you begin your career? At a big, name brand company? Or a boutique agency or start-up? It's tough to know which is the right move. Here's a balanced look at the pros and cons of working...
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How “Hamilton” creator is building a brand for the ages

Why is a hip-hop playwright and composer profiled in Fast Company? Because Lin-Manuel Miranda isn't just a lyrical genius. He's also a marketing genius. "Miranda’s closest—and most...
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